Israeli e-solution manufacturer

Tecnomatix

(Nasdaq:TCNO) and interactive 3D enterprise solutions firm RealityWave, today announced a long-term agreement in which Tecnomatix will integrate RealityWave's VizStream technology into its eMPower product. The first joint products will be released with the eMPower Version 5.0, during the first quarter of 2001.

The new product will enable users to interact with and exchange 3D manufacturing information over the Web, even over low-bandwidth networks.

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The VizStream platform will serve as an important component of Tecnomatix collaborative e-Manufacturing engineering products, said Harel Beit-On, President and CEO of Tecnomatix. The extremely large files that constitute manufacturing process information can be difficult to transfer from place to place," he pointed out.

"For example, a simulation of an assembly line can be several hundred megabytes. Previous download-and-navigate techniques required several hours or days for the download stage. Our new collaboration tools allow customers quick access to information, even in the most detailed simulations. Enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise and across supply chains, this technology overcomes one of the biggest challenges facing companies that want to accelerate time to market and time to customer, Beit-On said.

Tecnomatix's software is used to assist manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, PCB and heavy equipment industries to speed up their time-to-market and time-to-customer ratios, and help reduce production costs.